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Aadhaar cards owned by 125 crore; 4 lakh updates a day

Considered a proof of residence and not a proof of citizenship, an Aadhaar card does not by itself grant any rights to domicile in India

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Business

SBI assigns 1 number to 2 a/cs: One deposits, other withdraws

While SBI customer HS Kushwaha realised after six months Rs 89,000 was missing from his account, HS Baghel presumed it was DBT from ‘Modi ji’

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Economy

Fiscal deficit in first 6 months of Modi 2.0: Rs 6.52 lakh crore

CAG says that in April-September 2019-20, the government has been able to earn through revenue collections just 41.6% of what was targeted

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Economy

Jan Dhan Yojana stake crosses Rs 1 trillion

The total balance in over 36.06 cr. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana accounts was at Rs 1,00,495.94 cr. as on 3 July, according to the reports.

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UBI would be devastating if a party like Congress implements it

The Congress’s minimum income guarantee scheme isn’t UBI; it’s not universal. Rather, Rs 3,60,000 crore of taxpayers’ money will go to others who haven’t worked for it

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Economy

Interim FM promises to meet fiscal deficit target despite being election year

New Delhi: The government is committed to meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.3% for the current fiscal, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday while addressing an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry. The interim finance minister promised that the government will maintain stability in the economy and meet all economic parameters […]

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Economy

650 India Post Payments Bank branches launching on May

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha today said that as many as 650 branches of the India Post payments bank are likely to be operational across the country by next month. He said that the work of system integration of the payments bank had been completed and processes mandated by the […]

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Editorial

Monuments Must Be Maintained By Private Entities

A reason why the INC continues to perform poorly in elections is its outdated ideas. By questioning the ruling BJP why it has entrusted a private entity, Dalmia Bharat, with the task of maintaining Red Fort, Rahul Gandhi’s party has harked back to the Jawaharlal Nehru-Indira Gandhi era of economics, which is singularly responsible for […]

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Economy

Food subsidy directly to beneficiaries

New Delhi — Under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), National Food Security (NFSA) Scheme and Other Welfare Scheme (OWS), foodgrains at subsidised rates are allocated to States and Union Territories by the Union Government and released through the Food Corporation of India (FCI). The Food Subsidy against the foodgrains lifted by the State Government from […]